We have been in Nice over 5 weeks and have visited virtually all museums, the MOST disappointing of which was Matisse! No doubt that the rich and famous of Nice at that time were searching for something avant-garde and selected Matisse whose "gouache" paintings of squiggles and tree leaves cut out and glued on anything and everything fit the bill!! How can anyone POSSIBLY support an early childhood-level of cut-outs as a masterpiece. It's an insult to the artists of his time....and there are so many to select from. It may have been "vogue" to promote Matisse during those years but I believe that the works of several primary-level children on temporary exhibition who have created their version of Matisse's works steal the show!!! And I mean that. What a pathetic group of people who actually promoted his clippings and scribbles e.g. 3 -4 marks with a brush and two semi-circled breasts ????????? The permanent exhibition is certainly worth avoiding...I was so terribly disappointed.
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